The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux Looks Like Magic
The Dynamics of Cartier’s Fine Watchmaking, one of the French label’s new collections of timepieces, includes a number of ravishing watches, called Astromystérieux, Skeleton, Crash, Rotonde Earth and Moon, each of them more impressive than the other.
But the first one in particular, the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux, looks simply magical and seems to defy all laws of physics. Cartier has produced its first mystery clock, dubbed as Model A, back in 1912, and more than 100 years later, the Rotonde de Cartier Astromysterieux opens a new chapter and allows the French Maison to capture our imagination one more time.
Inspired by the first Mysterious Hour and Mysterious Double Tourbillon models, the Astromystérieux is truly unique thanks to the innovative blending of the central rotation of an escapement with the axis of the watch’s hands.
The Astromystérieux still depends on a revolving cage, although it includes a mysterious flying cage as well, and an impressive caliber 9462 movement. The 43.5 mm watch sits elegantly on the wrist, with a super thin case crafted from 950/1000 palladium and a black alligator-skin strap acting as the finishing touch.
Please note that only 100 pieces are up for grabs, with the Rotonde de Cartier Astromysterieux also being available in a baguette-cut gem-set version.